School of Education and Human Development

Our Accreditation and State Approval

The outstanding quality of our educator preparation and counselor education programs is recognized through state approval and national accreditation. These endorsements highlight our academics, our faculty, and our partnerships for utilizing innovative, collaborative practices with regional schools, nonprofits, and mental health agencies, and for preparing our graduates to best serve the people of Maine.

National Accreditation and State Approval

Our Counselor Education Master’s of Science in Counseling program is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).

Accreditation through CACREP certifies that our MS in Counseling students receive a superior quality of education and that they graduate ready to serve the community.

As part of our accreditation and our commitment to excellence, we analyze program outcomes to ensure our program is fulfilling the standards, goals, and expectations of the University, the state, and our accrediting agency. Learn More.

Our educator preparation programs are nationally accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Accreditation through CAEP certifies that our students gain expertise in the curriculum they’ll teach and that our graduates are equipped to enter the classroom ready to teach effectively.

Our accredited educator preparation programs include: